8. Jim Caviezel Was Struck By Lightning Filming The Sermon On The Mount - The Passion Of The Christ
Whether you'd call this a coincidence or you'd label it as one extremely apt freak occurrence, you have to admit that it's pretty nuts. Even if you're not at all religiously-inclined and you think that the universe is just one of many alien-owned marbles like at the end of Men In Black, there's something inherently spooky about the actor playing Jesus getting struck by lighting whilst filming Mel Gibson's incredibly controversial picture. I
I mean, what are the odds of that? 1 in 280,000, apparently. Yes, poor old Jim Caviezel was struck by lighting during the infamous "Sermon of the Mount" sequence. Though this can, of course, only be put down to an unlikely coincidence that just happened to feel relevant, there's no denying that the subject material associated with the movie's production makes this an intriguing slice of trivia.
Luckily, Caviezel wasn't hurt too badly, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he suddenly started thinking: "What have I done?" Perhaps God just preferred Willem Dafoe in the role.